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NHL to net big from sports betting?

A Nielsen Sports study has detailed that the annual revenue of the National Hockey League (NHL), could be increased by $216m, as the sport nets the benefits of widely available, legal, regulated sports betting in the US. The report, which was commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA) emphasised that heightened levels of fan engagement and viewership are set to …

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Odds slashed on Las Vegas Golden Knights landing Stanley Cup

The newly formed Vegas Golden Knights have gone from last to first in the betting across the season and are now one series away from the most unlikely of Stanley Cup victories. Many American sports teams go through long droughts before they achieve success, with the Chicago Cubs enduring 108 years before breaking their streak, this could be the reason …

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Domino effect… CGA wants Canada to pop next for sports betting

Canada’s pro sports betting lobby has been reinvigorated by this week’s US Supreme Court repeal of PASPA federal laws. Following Monday’s SCOTUS judgement, the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) issued a fast response welcoming PASPA’s repeal, which will open the US to state-sanctioned sports betting. CGA governance will now push Canada’s governing Liberal Party, to review the nations gambling code following …

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Sports betting USA: American history and “deplorable” leagues

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Sports betting within the USA is an issue that has been long debated, and will continue to be done so until the culmination of the ongoing Christie v NCAA case, and most likely well beyond. It was no surprise to see it debated in varying degrees at last weeks ICE London, with Dan Wallach, shareholder at Becker and Poliakoff, getting …

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Income Access launches affiliate programme with German DFS brand

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SPORT.Guru, operating under the zero seven gaming umbrella, is to launch a managed affiliate programme with Income Access, utilising the firms software and network to maximise customer acquisition. The new programme is to be managed by Income Access’ in-house affiliate management team, with the SPORT.Guru integration to support affiliate recruitment and overall programme growth by connecting it to an extensive …

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NBA Counsel calls for a smart rethink of US betting

Dan Spillane the General Counsel of the NBA has detailed to the New York Senate on Racing and Gaming, that the NBA believes that the ‘time has come for a different approach’ to sports wagering. Having studied the subject matter for a number of years, the NBA’s governance seeks to act on the front foot with regards to developing US …

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Expert Focus – All on the line in New Jersey’s battle of PASPA

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All eyes are set to fall on the USA today, as the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) hears oral arguments from New Jersey officials regarding the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). With a distinct focus on New Jersey’s bid to offer licensed sports betting, the state has already faced seven losses in federal …

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Benjie Cherniak – Don Best: “Trump has clearly picked his side” in the sports betting debate

Managing Director of Don Best Sports, Benjie Cherniak stated that the actions of President Donald Trump show he has ‘clearly picked his side in the sports betting debate’. In response to New Jersey officials being permitted with the opportunity to present oral arguments to the US Supreme court on 4 December. Last week, Trump ordered Solicitor General Noel Francisco to …

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‘Fighting Finn’ launches casino affiliate website

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A former National Hockey League (NHL) enforcer has announced plans to launch a new casino affiliate website. Sami Helenius, formerly of Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars and Chicago Blackhawks, is to target Swedish casino enthusiasts with ‘Kasino Curt.’ Speaking about the aims of his new project, Helenius said:  “When it comes to online gambling, Sweden is a …

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Trump Administration shows no love for New Jersey betting

It appears that the Trump administration has shown its hand with regards to US sports betting, having issued Solicitor General Noel Francisco to file a Supreme Court brief supporting US-pro leagues’ stance against sports betting being legalised in the state of New Jersey. The brief is a deep blow to New Jersey officials, who this October were granted the right …

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